Thursday , 16 August 2018

Weird News Of The Week – August 14

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RECORD ATTEMPT DOESN’T FLY. German domino enthusiasts wanted to break a Guinness world record. Patrick Sinner and his team of 20 set up a massive chain of over 600,000 dominoes…and it took them two whole weeks to do it, using tweezers and a lot of patience. All it took was one unassuming fly to land on the mini-dominoes, which are described as being the size of a fingernail, setting off the cascade ahead of schedule. Luckily their hard work didn’t completely go to waste — they still broke Guinness records for largest spiral and largest domino cube. (UPI) CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SET-UP FOR THIS YEAR’S ILL-FATED ATTEMPT AND VIDEO FROM LAST YEAR’S MORE SUCCESSFUL EFFORT.

Cynthia Arnold, a Montana mother of three, has won a very specific world record with her kids. Arnold successfully ran the fastest half-marathon while pushing her three kids in a stroller. She beat the previous triple-stroller pushing mom’s world record by two minutes when she finished the marathon in an impressive hour and 29 minutes. She says she didn’t do it for the record, though, but to teach her kids early about living an active lifestyle. “That type of lifestyle shouldn’t be sacrificed if you have kids, and kids should realize that it’s fun and normal and good to make these types of choice,” Cynthia says. She says that to prepare for the race she ran around her windy hometown with the stroller, including some uphill and rocky tracks. Go mom! (Daily Mail) CLICK HERE TO SEE CYNTHIA AND HER STROLLER FULL OF KIDS AT A MARATHON.

Minnesota police handed out 16,580 expensive speeding tickets during a two-week crackdown in July. Cops in the state compiled some of the excuses used by the drivers. One was caught at 99 mph making a frantic run for the border. Not the Canadian border, but a Taco Bell before closing time. Another was clocked going a more modest 45 mph in a 35 mph zone because she had just borrowed a cake pan and was “excited to get home and start cooking.” (Fox News)

Lisa Fiekowski lives a pretty eccentric life in Brooklyn, New York. She calls her can collection and garbage-filled clunker part of her “old-fashioned bohemian” lifestyle. But secretly, what this eccentric woman has really been hoarding is a bunch of million dollar properties. Fiekowski’s real estate holdings, reportedly totaling to more than $8-million, have been left unlivable due to her hoarded junk. She should be able to live a pretty lavish life, but she prefers the simple life collecting cans for a few bucks a day. Fiekowski earned an MBA from Chicago University and made a good living as a marketing analyst/ stockbroker back in the 80s. When her husband got into real estate, he actually made close to $200,000 per year. And while her family isn’t thrilled, she really doesn’t care. “My family thinks this whole thing is horrible,” she explains. “But I think it’s so funny.” She doesn’t like that people complain about her apartments and car, she says it’s proof that New York City has lost its appreciation for eccentricity. But she does claim she’s planning on fixing up her places in Harlem. Her car has since been towed by police. (NY Post) CLICK HERE TO SEE LISA WITH HER BAGS OF JUNK… AND SEE SOME OF THE PROPERTIES SHE OWNS.

An Oregon man who was caught on video harassing a bison in Yellowstone National Park was arrested in Glacier National Park in the third disturbance in less than a week at a national park. Rangers looking for Raymond Reinke of Pendleton, Oregon, found him causing a disturbance at the historic Many Glacier Hotel in the popular Montana park, the National Park Service said. Reinke, 55, had been cited for drunken and disorderly conduct in a third national park, Grand Teton, last Saturday and was released on $500 bond that required him to follow the law and avoid alcohol. (New York Post) CLICK HERE TO SEE CELLPHONE VIDEO OF THIS IDIOT HARASSING A BISON.

A Texas A&M University student took an extreme angle for her graduation photos when she had a photo shoot with a 1,000 pound 14-foot alligator that goes by the name of “Big Tex.” Makenzie Noland is graduating with a degree in wildlife ecology and spent the summer interning at Gator Country Rescue in Beaumont, Texas, home to her alligator friend. To commemorate her achievement, Noland donned her cap and sash and waded into Big Tex’s swamp. The move resulted in stunning photos that garnered over 7,000 shares on Facebook. Noland said her motivation for the photo shoots was “to really show my love for these animals and I wanted to include them in a moment so special to me, which is graduating from Texas A&M.” Gator Country Rescue is home to over 450 alligators, crocodiles and other reptiles with Big Tex featured as the main attraction. But his immense size and scary demeanor do not define Big Tex or any alligator, according to Noland. (USA Today) CLICK HERE TO SEE PHOTOS OF NOLAND WITH HER GATOR PAL.